August 9, 2012
Kent Oelrich, Steering Committee Chair, welcomed everyone to the call. He also said “Thank You” to everyone who responded to his request for ideas about how the laboratory can prevent unintentional disclosure of classified information in unclassified e-mails.
Mary Gallion, DOE Advisor, provided the following information:
- Following up on the discussion from earlier calls, Mary reported that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has not yet issued any further guidance on hand-carrying classified information through the airport screening process. DHS is currently evaluating whether it isnecessary to have a uniform system to cover this process, and has indicated they may have further information on this topic available in September. HS-51 will remain in touch with DHS and will provide updates as they become available.
- Referring to Kent’s question from the last call concerning the refresher briefing for off-site personnel that is available on the SASIG website, Mary advised that she spoke to Tina Vaughen, Headquarters Security Operations Office of Information Security. Tina worked
with Loren Evenson in drafting the briefing several years ago, and said that she is willing to review it and provide suggestions for updates or revisions. Tina reported that for off-site personnel refresher briefings, her office makes available the computer-based HQ annual
refresher briefing to those individuals who do not regularly come to Germantown or Forrestal. HQ also allows individuals who have access to refresher briefings provided by other agencies to use those briefings to satisfy the annual requirement.